Legends

 

Are you a sports fan?Our events are the premier place to mix and mingle with world-renown athletes, champions, and legends from rugby, football (soccer), cricket, boxing, and the Olympics.Our events are also a great place to acquire sports memorabilia. We often host auctions of one-of-a-kind autographed merchandise, with the proceeds going to support our charitable giving.Legends in Attendance

We have had the privilege of having the following sports legends attend our events:
Legends collage

Denise Lewis Joe Calzaghe Mike Catt
Steve Collins Jonathan Davies Ieuan Evans
Scott Gibbs Andy Gray Jeremy Guscott
Scott Hastings Sir Geoff Hurst Jason Leonard
Michael Lynagh Justin Marshall Alan McInally
Graeme Sharp Ossie Ardiles Keith Wood
John Kirwan Pat Jennings Ray Clemence
Liam Brady Gavin Hastings Frank Bunce
Paul Wallace Steve Thompson Dan Lyle

 

 

Joe CalzagheWales – Undefeated Welsh former professional boxer who retired in February 2009 with an undefeated record, becoming only the third European boxer, to retire as an undefeated world champion. He is also the former WBO, WBA, WBC, IBF, and the British super middleweight champion. In 2007, Calzaghe became BBC Sports Personality of the Year, beating Ricky Hatton and Lewis Hamilton by gaining 28.19% of the public vote.
Mike CattWith a 13 year international career and a part of the 2003 World Cup winning England side, Mike has played for the England side as well as the British & Irish Lions.He also earned 220 caps playing with Bath over 12 years. Mike was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen’s New Years Honors List for his services to sport.
Ray Clemence, MBERay is one of English and European football’s most decorated goalkeepers ever and was part of the Liverpool team of the 1970s when Liverpool won five league titles and three European Cups. Clemence is still held in very high regard by the Anfield faithful and was voted in at No.11 on the Official Liverpool Football Club web site poll, 100 Players Who Shook The Kop. Clemence began his career at Scunthorpe where he was spotted by Bill Shankly before signing for Liverpool in 1967. In 1982 he joined Spurs where he played over 200 times. Clemence was a regular for England between 1972 to 1984, making 61 appearances. A number which would have been significantly more if his career hadn’t coincided with Peter Shilton.
Steve CollinsConsidered to be one of the toughest boxers of the past century, widely considered to be the hardest pound for pound fighter of the late 90s, having never been stopped in a high profile career. The Irishman was part of a golden age of European Super Middleweight boxing, along with Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn. It was not until Collins reached his 30s that he fulfilled his potential, becoming the WBO Middleweight champion and later the WBO Supermiddleweight champion.
Jonathan Davies Jonathan DaviesWorld-renowned rugby outside half who has captained Wales in both ‘union’ and ‘league’ codes and Great Britain (league). Davies won league championships with Neath, a SWALEC Cup with Llanelli and Triple Crown plus 27 caps with the National Team before switching codes. He also won a league championship with Widnes and the league’s ‘Man of Steel’ and player of the year awards while at Warrington.
Ieuan EvansStarred on the wing for Wales, Llanelli, Bath and the Lions. He wore the red jersey of Wales for the first time in the 16-9 defeat by France at Parc des Princes in February 1987. Going on to win 72 caps and score 33 tries for his country, Ieuan was a first choice winger on three successive Lions tours including the 1989 tour of Australia. Remarkably, his last game for Wales also came on February 7 – in Wales’ 23-20 win over Italy in 1998.
Scott GibbsNicknamed ‘pocket battleship’, Scott represented Wales and the British & Irish Lions in rugby union and Wales and Great Britain in rugby league. His most memorable feats were his performance in the 1997 British Lions tour to South Africa (in which he was named “Player of the Series”) and the superb individual try he scored in the dying minutes of the last ever Five Nations match in 1999 against England.

David Gower, OBE

The former England Cricket Captain, is best known for being one of the most stylish left-handed batsmen of the modern era. Gower played 117 Test matches, scoring 8,231 runs. He is thus one of the most capped and highest scoring players in his country’s history. Gower captained England to a successful 1985 Ashes series. He retired in 1993. His Test match tally includes the world record feat of 119 consecutive innings without registering a duck. Following his retirement, Gower became a successful cricket commentator, and on 16 July 2009, was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Andy Gray Andy GrayA glittering career as fearless (and feared) striker scoring 224 goals in total. He was one of the first £millionmen on signing with Wolves, capped 20 times for Scotland. Whilst at Everton he won a League Championship, the FA Cup, European Cup Winners’ Cup, and a Charity Shield. Andy also played for Aston Villa, Glasgow Rangers, Dundee United and West Bromwich Albion.
Jeremy GuscottFormer England and British Lions rugby international, Jeremy made his debut for England in 1989 against Romania and landed the crucial drop goal to clinch the 1997 Lions Test series over the South African Springboks.He scored many crucial tries for England with whom he won the Five Nations Grand Slams in 1991, 92 and 95. His last game for England was in 1999. Jeremy also won countless Courage League Championships, Pilkington Cups and the 1997/98 European Cup with Bath.
Scott Hastings Scott HastingsScott won 65 caps at centre for Scotland from 1986 to 1997. When he retired, he was Scotland’s most-capped player ever. He was twice a member of the British & Irish Lions team in 1989 (Australia) and 1993 (New Zealand).Scott and his brother Gavin are the only brothers to have played together in a British & Irish Lions Test match.
Sir Geoff HurstFormer West Ham, Stoke City and England soccer Striker whose playing career spanned three decades. Sir Geoff is best-known for his perfect hatrick of goals which won England their only World Cup Final in 1966 – a feat that no other soccer player has achieved in a World Cup final. A hero to millions of people, he was knighted in 1998.
Jason LeonardEngland’s most capped player of all time and the most capped Forward in the world, Jason’s international career spans an impressive 13 years.As an England player, Leonard won the highest international accolades possible: Grand Slams (1991, 92, 95 and 2003) a British and Irish Lions Test series in 1997. He was also part of the team which brought the Rugby World Cup home to England in 2003.Jason was awarded the O.B.E. in the 2004 Queen’s New Years Honors List for his services to sport and in 2007 he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. 
Denise LewisDenise is one of the golden girls of British Athletics having won Olympic Gold in the Heptathlon at the Sydney 2000 Games. In 1996 she won Silver a feat she also repeated in two World Athletic Championships in 1997 and 1999. She has twice been a runner up in BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year. She still holds the British & Commonwealth record. Since retiring from athletics Denise has carved a successful media career appearing on the UK’s version of, “Dancing with the Stars” where she came runner up.
Michael LynaghOne of the all time great rugby union fly halves, Michael played 72 times for Australia, winning the World Cup in 1991 and setting a new record with 911 points as a highest number of international points scored. With the advent of professional rugby union, he joined English club Saracens where he enjoyed several successful seasons.
Justin MarshallJustin played 81 games for the legendary New Zealand All Blacks between 1995 and 2005 and is the highest capped scrum half in All Blacks history. He has scored a record 24 Test tries for New Zealand, a tally that more than doubles the next best for an All Blacks scrum half.He has played for club sides including Leeds Tykes, Barbarians, Crusaders, Ospreys, Montpellier and Saracens.
Alan McInallyFormer professional soccer star who has played for Celtic, Aston Villa and Bayern Munich as well as the Scottish national side. He is now best known as a Sky Sports pundit and always offers lively and informative commentary.

Sir Matthew Pinsent, CBE

Matthew holds the incredible record of winning 10 world championship gold medals and four consecutive Olympic Gold Medals, three of which with Steve Regrave. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Pinsent’s fourth Olympic Games, Pinsent stroked the boat, with Cracknell, Ed Coode and Steve Williams. In a close race with world champions Canada, they again won gold. Pinsent announced his retirement from rowing in 2004.

Graeme SharpRenowned for his courage and aerial ability, Scotland international Graeme scored 159 goals in just over 400 appearances for Everton—a goal scoring record surpassed only by the legendary Dixie Dean himself. But, apart from his own scoring achievements, Graeme’s industry and ability to unsettle defenders also made him the source of goal scoring opportunities for fellow forwards. His strike partners at Mexico included Andy Gray, Gary Lineker and Adrian Heath.Capped 12 times for Scotland, Graeme appeared in the 1986 World Cup finals in Everton. Graeme, whose career began at Dumbarton in Scotland, moved to Oldham Athletic after leaving Everton and for a time was player-manager at Boundary Park after another Old Evertonian centre forward, Joe Royle, departed.
Keith WoodFormer hooker for Ireland and the Lions, Wood started his career with Garryowen, who he helped to All Ireland titles in 1992 and 1994 before moving to Harlequins. Wood made his international debut in 1994 against Australia. He was capped 58 times for Ireland and five times for the Lions. He played on the 1997 and 2001 Lions tours, and was the first winner of the IRB World Player of the Year award in 2001. Wood captained Ireland and retired from playing after the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

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